Palestinian local elections, 2012

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Local elections were held in the Palestinian territories on 20 October 2012, with a second part to be held on 24 November 2012.[1][2] A total of 245 village councils, 98 municipal councils and 10 local councils will be elected.[1]

Background[edit]

Local elections had originally been scheduled for 17 July 2010. However, the Central Election Commission was unable to operate in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, resulting in the Palestinian government announcing on 25 April that the elections would be postponed in the Strip. On 10 June 2010 the government announced that all local elections were cancelled.[3]

As a result of the cancellation, several lawsuits were filed against the government. On 13 December the High Court ruled that cancelling the elections was illegal. The government subsequently announced that local elections would be held in 2011.[3] They were originally scheduled for 9 July, before being postponed until 22 October due to the political split between the West Bank controlled by Fatah and the Gaza Strip controlled by Hamas.[4][5] However, in August 2011, they were postponed indefinitely.[6]

On 10 July 2012 the government announced that local elections would be held on 20 October.[7]

Elections[edit]

Local elections were held in the West Bank on 20 October 2012, with a second part to be held on 24 November 2012. Fatah claimed victory after Hamas withdraw from elections.[8][9]

voting took place in only 92 of the West Bank's 353 municipalities. More than 80 villages were unable to produce candidate lists(a symptom, Hamas claims, of Fatah intimidation). In a further 181 districts, only one candidate list was registered rendering polling unnecessary. With 54.8 per cent of those eligible to vote turned out to cast their ballot[9]

Ms Nour Odeh, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority said "We are still hoping that elections will be held in Gaza. A person's right to vote cannot be held hostage to any political faction,".[9]

Hamas Government in Gaza has refused to recognise the election "as a legitimate expression of the Palestinian peoples' will." The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights also questioned the legitimacy of the polls, "in light of the limiting of public freedoms and continuing widespread violations of human rights by the PA."[9]

Results[edit]

Jerusalem Governorate[edit]

Abu Dis[edit]

Local Authority Abu Dis Governorate Jerusalem
Eligible voters 5,241 Participation 52.15%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[11][12] 1,288 6
Late Salah Eyad DFLP[11][13] 786 4
Youth of Change Alliance (PFLP, PPSF, PNI)[11][14] 524 3

Biddu[edit]

Local Authority Biddu Governorate Jerusalem
Eligible voters 3,253 Participation 61.05%[10]
List Votes Seats
Fatherland and Construction Alliance[15] 1,001 6
Biddu First Independent[15] 517 3
Bloc "Loyalty to the Independent Fatherland" Independent[15] 367 2

Jenin Governorate[edit]

Ajjah[edit]

Local Authority Ajjah Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 2,876 Participation 69.74%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[16] 1,210 6
Ajjah Bloc for Development Independent[16] 503 2
Justice and Equality DFLP[16] 206 1

Al-Yamun[edit]

Local Authority Al-Yamun Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 1,444 Participation 19.75%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[17] 671 8
Loyalty to Al-Aqsa Independent[17] 550 7

'Anin[edit]

Local Authority 'Anin Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 1,900 Participation 66.26%[10]
List Votes Seats
United Alliance[18] 733 7
Fatherland PPP[18] 486 4

Araqah[edit]

Local Authority Araqah Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 1,011 Participation 66.07%[10]
List Votes Seats
Sons of Araqah - Covenant and Loyalty List Independent[19] 435 6
Generosity Without Limits Independent[19] 195 3

Arraba[edit]

Local Authority Arraba Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 5,280 Participation 63.86%[10]
List Votes Seats
Return Alliance[20] 1,582 7
Arraba for All Independent[20] 1,561 6

Bir al-Basha[edit]

Local Authority Bir al-Basha Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 624 Participation 77.88%[10]
List Votes Seats
Jerusalem and Return Independent[21] 292 6
Bir al-Basha for All DFLP[21] 132 3

Burqin[edit]

Local Authority Burqin Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 1,787 Participation 63.64%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[22] 1,011 8
Burqin for All DFLP[22] 663 5

Fandaqumiya[edit]

Local Authority Fandaqumiya Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 1,638 Participation 72.71%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[23] 575 4
Fandaqumiya First Independent[23] 321 3
Our Country DFLP[23] 144 1
Fatherland PPP[23] 98 1

Jaba[edit]

Local Authority Jaba Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 4,297 Participation 41.57%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[24] 1,314 10
Development and Construction DFLP[24] 410 3

Jenin[edit]

Local Authority Jenin Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 17,318 Participation 44.12%[10]
List Votes Seats
Worthy Jenin Independent[25] 3,867 8
Independence and Development Alliance[25] 2,312 5
Jenin for All PFLP[25] 707 2
National Initiative and Independents PNI[25] 434 0

Qabatiya[edit]

Local Authority Qabatiya Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 8,636 Participation 56.11%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[26] 2,631 10
United Qabatiya Independent[26] 1,433 5
Youth Bloc for Development and Growth DFLP[26] 281 0

Raba[edit]

Local Authority Raba Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 1,754 Participation 78.96%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[27] 695 5
Raba for All Independent[27] 574 4

Rummanah[edit]

Local Authority Rummanah Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 1,784 Participation 61.10%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[28] 789 9
Palestinian National Initiative PNI[28] 211 2

Silat ad-Dhahr[edit]

Local Authority Silat ad-Dhahr Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 2,905 Participation 59.10%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[29] 1,116 8
Fatherland PPP[29] 424 3
Progress and Prosperity DFLP[29] 97 0

Zababdeh[edit]

Local Authority Zababdeh Governorate Jenin
Eligible voters 2,121 Participation 76.85%[10]
List Votes Seats
Construction and Development Independent[30] 655 4
National Zababdeh Independent[30] 501 3
United Zababdeh Independent[30] 421 2

Tulkarm Governorate[edit]

Attil[edit]

Local Authority Attil Governorate Tulkarm
Eligible voters 5,292 Participation 62.66%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[31] 1,642 6
Construction and Development Independent[31] 913 3
Unity Independent[31] 630 2

Bal'a[edit]

Local Authority Bal'a Governorate Tulkarm
Eligible voters 3,706 Participation 73.21%[10]
List Votes Seats
Bal'a for All Independent[32] 1,222 5
Sons of the Land Hand in Hand Independent[32] 1,045 4
Wafa Independent[32] 354 2

Baqa ash-Sharqiyya[edit]

Local Authority Baqa ash-Sharqiyya and Nazlat Governorate Tulkarm
Eligible voters 4,650 Participation 76.92%[10]
List Votes Seats
Unity [33] 1,240 4
Independence and Development Fatah[33] 794 3
Construction and Development Independent[33] 401 1
Sons of the Land Independent[33] 368 1
Fatherland PPP[33] 335 1
Country for All Independent[33] 333 1

Beit Lid[edit]

Local Authority Beit Lid Governorate Tulkarm
Eligible voters 3,475 Participation 73.41%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[34] 1,632 7
Competencies of Beit Lid Independent[34] 788 4

Deir al-Ghusun[edit]

Local Authority Deir al-Ghusun Governorate Tulkarm
Eligible voters 4,987 Participation 72.65%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah[35] 670 3
Brotherhood Independent[35] 518 2
Our Country Independent[35] 501 2
Ghusun Bloc Independent[35] 386 2
Freedom Independent[35] 325 2
Democratic Change DFLP[35] 318 1
Deir al-Ghusun for All Alliance[35] 309 1
Representation of the Fatherland Alliance[35] 187 0
Fatherland PPP[35] 176 0

Tulkarm[edit]

Local Authority Tulkarm Governorate Tulkarm
Eligible voters 27,350 Participation 56.82%[10]
List Votes Seats
Independence and Development Fatah, DFLP[36][37] 7,869 8
Independents Independent[36] 2,425 3
Fatherland Fatherland Movement[36] 2,232 2
Our Country Alliance (PFLP, PPP, PNI, independents)[36][37] 1,797 2
Tulkarm for All PPSF[37] 612 0

Zeita[edit]

Local Authority Zeita Governorate Tulkarm
Eligible voters 1,805 Participation 75.57%[10]
List Votes Seats
United Zeita List Independent[38] 529 4
Independence and Development Fatah[38] 415 3
The Right Independent[38] 207 1
We are all Zeita Independent[38] 127 1

Elections by Acclamation[edit]

Elections by Acclamation
Governorate Local Authority List
Jerusalem Jib National Unity Alliance[39]
Jerusalem Al-Ram Martyr Tal'at Ramih List - Al-Ram for All Alliance[40]
Jerusalem As-Sawahira ash-Sharqiya Martyr Yasser Arafat Bloc Alliance[41]
Jerusalem Ash-Sheikh Sa'd Independence and Development Fatah[42]
Jerusalem Al-Eizariya Independence and Development Fatah[43]
Jerusalem Al-Qubeiba Independence and Development Alliance[44]
Jerusalem Nabi Samwil Independence and Development Fatah[45]
Jerusalem Beit Ijza Independence and Development Fatah[46]
Jerusalem Beit Iksa Independence and Development Fatah[47]
Jerusalem Beit Hanina al-Balad Sons of the Land Independent[48]
Jerusalem Beit Duqqu Independence and Development Fatah[49]
Jerusalem Beit Surik Independence and Development Fatah[50]
Jerusalem Beit 'Anan National Unity and Development Alliance[51]
Jerusalem Bir Nabala Independence and Development Fatah[52]
Jerusalem Jaba' Independence and Development Alliance[53]
Jerusalem Hizma Independence and Development Fatah[54]
Jerusalem Qatanna Independence and Development Fatah[55]
Jerusalem Kalandia Independence and Development Fatah[56]
Jerusalem Kafr 'Aqab Independence and Development Fatah[57]
Jerusalem Mikhmas Independence and Development Fatah[58]
Jenin Umm ar-Rihan Independence and Development Fatah[59]
Jenin Umm at-Tut Independence and Development Fatah[60]
Jenin Ash-Shuhada Independence and Development Fatah[61]
Jenin At-Tayba Sons of At-Tayba Alliance[19]
Jenin Al-Attara Independence and Development Fatah[62]
Jenin Al-Mughayyir Independence and Development Fatah[63]
Jenin Barta'a ash-Sharqiyyah Independence and Development Fatah[64]
Jenin Ti'inik Independence and Development Fatah[65]
Jenin Telfit Telfit of Tomorrow Independent[66]
Jenin Khirbet Abdallah al-Yunis Independence and Development Fatah[67]
Jenin Zabda Al-Jadida Independence and Development Alliance[68]
Jenin Sanur Independence and Development Alliance[69]
Jenin Silat al-Harithiya Independence and Development Fatah[70]
Jenin Fahma al-Jadida Independence and Development Fatah[71]
Jenin Tura Independence and Development
Jenin Riyadh Independence and Development Fatah[72]
Jenin Rayyan Independence and Development Fatah[73]
Jenin Kafr Dan Independence and Development Fatah[74]
Jenin Kafr Rai Independence and Development Alliance[75]
Jenin Kufeirit United Kufeirit Bloc Alliance[76]
Jenin Misilyah Independence and Development Fatah[29]
Jenin Ya'bad Independence and Development Fatah[77]
Tulkarm Al-Jarushiya Independence and Development Fatah[78]
Tulkarm Saffarin Independence and Development Fatah[79]
Tulkarm Seida Independence and Development Fatah[80]
Tulkarm Shufta Independence and Development Fatah[81]
Tulkarm 'Illar Independence and Development Fatah[82]
Tulkarm Anabta Independence, Development and Construction Alliance[83]
Tulkarm Far'un Independence and Development Fatah[84]
Tulkarm Qaffin Independence and Development Fatah[85]
Tulkarm Kafr al-Labad Kafr al-Labad for All Independent[86]

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